First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly

Sep 30, 2016

First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly

Thai health authorities on Friday said microcephaly in two babies was caused by the Zika virus, in what is believed to be Southeast Asia’s first confirmed cases linking the sickness and the birth defect. The announcement could affect Thailand’s key tourism industry, one the ...

Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination

Sep 22, 2016

Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination

Bangkok has beaten London to be crowned the world’s most popular travel destination this year, according to an annual ranking by global payments and technology company Mastercard released on Thursday. Tourism has been one of the rare bright spots for Thailand, Southeast Asia’s second-largest ...

Thais search for missing as 18 die in pilgrim boat accident

Sep 19, 2016

Thais search for missing as 18 die in pilgrim boat accident

Divers pulled at least two bodies from the bowels of a submerged riverboat Monday after the overcrowded vessel carrying Muslim pilgrims sank in Thailand’s Chao Phraya River, leaving 18 people dead. The accident happened Sunday afternoon near the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a popular ...